Thai green chicken curry

Thai green chicken curry

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(133 ratings)

Ready in 30 - 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Impress your friends and family with this fragrant and creamy Thai green chicken curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
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Ingredients

  • 225g new potatoes, cut into chunks
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 100g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

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  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 rounded tbsp or 4 tsp Thai green curry paste (you can't fit the tablespoon into some of the jars)
  • 400ml can coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 450g boneless skinless chicken (breasts or thighs), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 fresh kaffir lime leaves finely shredded, or 3 wide strips lime zest, plus extra to garnish
  • good handful of basil leaves
  • boiled rice, to serve
    Rice

    Rice

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Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Throw in the beans and cook for a further 3 minutes, by which time both should be just tender but not too soft. Drain and put to one side.

  2. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the oil until very hot, then drop in the garlic and cook until golden, this should take only a few seconds. Don’t let it go very dark or it will spoil the taste. Spoon in the curry paste and stir it around for a few seconds to begin to cook the spices and release all the flavours. Next, pour in the coconut milk and let it come to a bubble.

  3. Stir in the fish sauce and sugar, then the pieces of chicken. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked.

  4. Tip in the potatoes and beans and let them warm through in the hot coconut milk, then add a lovely citrussy flavour by stirring in the shredded lime leaves (or lime zest). The basil leaves go in next, but only leave them briefly on the heat or they will quickly lose their brightness. Scatter with the lime garnish and serve immediately with boiled rice.

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crazymothercooker
19th Oct, 2012
4.05
Simply to prepare and really tasty. Will definitely make this one again!
jools33
9th Oct, 2012
Never made a thai green curry before but this was really easy to do and very tasty, added some mange tout. Will definitely make again.
kellett
2nd Oct, 2012
5.05
Sort of followed the recipe; had more potatoes, less chicken and just put a whole kaffir leaf in while the sauce was bubbling. Used 5 tsps of green curry paste and added a couple of desert spoons of crunchy peanut butter into the sauce. Really tasty and easy, although may use more curry paste next time. Will definitely make again as the whole family (including 5 and 3 year old boys) enjoyed it.
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Tiffany1983
21st Sep, 2012
5.05
Gorgeous meal, made for the second time tonight, I don't add the fish sauce as don't eat seafood and use lime juice. I find it needs cooking a bit longer to allow the sauce to thicken otherwise its too thin and a bit like soup! We have it in a bowl without the rice. Tastes even nicer the next day. Quick and easy!
tomgoswell
21st Sep, 2012
5.05
very quick, easy and tasty! i used about half the chicken (cost-saving) and added more potatoes and beans, as well as a handful of spinach at the end. very filling and loads left over :)
ibuckle
6th Sep, 2012
4.05
Good but you need some chilli for a bit of a punch
cmahajan
26th Aug, 2012
Came out really well, thanks a lot always wanted to learn thai cooking. A guest for dinner rated it as 9/10 which indeed is a good score for the first attempt
cavedweller
9th Jul, 2012
1.05
I was sooo disappointed in this, especially after seeing the ratings it got. For me it was much too liquid and the chicken very pale and unappetising.
kingtong
8th Jul, 2012
Worked out fantastic, couldnt find the fish sauce, but tasted great anyway. Had the curry with spiced prawns for a really good combo.
juliejr
9th Jun, 2012
5.05
Made this for a dinner party, very easy & extremely tasty everyone loved it.

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